Awards went out to women who have done extraordinary work in the accounting profession at a lunchtime ceremony during the Joint National Conference, a three-day event organized by the American Woman's Society of CPAs and American Society of Women Accountants.

Karen Jacobson, an accountant for the Leopold Center at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, was named the ASWA's Woman of the Year. The AWSCPA also recognized Lesley Murphy, CPA, managing partner of the Client Services Group at Plante & Moran in Southfield, Mich., as its 2007 Woman CPA of the Year.

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